Arik, a father of 3 children, fled from the Christian town, Qaraqosh. During the life in IDP camp, he suffered from kidney disease which led to renal failure. He underwent transplantation, but he needs to take expensive medication. Arik and his family recently returned to Qaraqosh, destroyed by ISIS. Their support symbolizes new hope for Iraqi Christians.
Nazlin, a little Yezidi girl, survived a genocide. At age of 4 years, she experienced a lot of stress, fear and uncertainty while fleeing ISIS. Diagnosed with a congenital heart defect, she did not have the chance to live a normal childhood. With the help of French donors, she underwent a successful surgery that saved her life and brightens her future.
Samira, a young Yezidi girl, was stigmatized by skin disease already before ISIS changed her life. She experienced bullying, escaped from ISIS, stayed on the mountain surrounded by jihadists. With your help, dear donors, we are providing her with all necessary treatment to have a normal teenage life.
Steven, a little Christian boy, was born in IDP camp. A few months later, he was diagnosed with hearing loss. The only chance for him to hear was an extremely costly surgery. Thanks to you, dear donors, his story has a happy ending. Now, he is starting a new life as a normal child.
Amal is a remarkable woman from central Iraq. She had to flee her hometown after ISIS invasion. However, the fight for her own life started already before, when she was diagnosed with malignant breast cancer. Until today, she is winning her battle with the disease, but she needs long-term therapy.
Khalid is a young Yezidi boy who was born partially deaf. Because of a bomb explosion, while fleeing from ISIS, he lost his hearing completely. Now, the only chance for him is the extremely costly surgery. Help us with his fundraising: goo.gl/LkBxKn.
Abdalla is a young Muslim boy, who lost his father when he was 8. He has never experienced a carefree childhood. Due to the urinary bladder disorder, his kidneys recently failed. With the help of his family, he could afford a renal transplantation, but now he needs to continue with a special treatment.
The first reason was to find out about the problematic in the Middle East, especially the refugees and IDP’s. I wanted to see it with my own eyes and make my own opinion. In Europe people seem to have a very negative opinion about this problematic.
Lisa is a young doctor from Ukraine. She started to work for STEP-IN in January 2017. It was a hard decision for her to come to Iraq. She had to quit her job, leave her home country, and head towards the unknown. Now there is no one in STEP-IN, that could imagine these 5 months of the project without our Lisa.